An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Gregg Olson, 1994 Topps #723
Did You Know? Nearly two full decades after throwing his last pitch for the team, Gregg Olson is still the Orioles' all-time leader with 160 career saves. But he never topped 40 saves in a single season, peaking with 37 in 1990. Current O's closer Jim Johnson blew by that mark in mid-August, and last night he broke Randy Myers' single-season club record by recording his 46th save. Dirty Jim is already seventh on Baltimore's career saves leaderboard in just his second year as closer. Today he extended his own record with save #47 of 2012, the 68th of his career. (He got it in a 12-inning, 9-6 win over Boston. 16 straight W's in extras. Ho hum.) Next up on the career leaderboard is Eddie Watt, with 74. Watt's not likely to be caught this year, but he should look over his shoulder anyhow.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.